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Jayne Cherie Strachan Central Michigan University, USA

Dr. J. Cherie Strachan (PhD, State University of New York at Albany, 2000) is Professor of Political Science at Central Michigan University.  Her research addresses the effects of partisan polarization on elections, the role of civility in a democratic society, and the effect of college-level civic education interventions, deliberative forums, and campus organizations on students’ civic skills and identities.  Her applied pedagogy research has resulted in on-going work with foundations such as the Kettering Foundation, The National Institute for Civil Discourse, and the American Democracy Project.  Strachan currently serves as the Review Editor for the Journal of Political Science Education. She is also co-founder and co-director of the Consortium for Inter-Campus SoTL Research (CISR), which facilitates multi-campus data collection for civic engagement and political science pedagogy research.